USB 3.1 support for Windows 10 confirmed by leaked schedule

A talk set for next month's WinHEC conference seems to confirm that Microsoft is planning to support USB 3.1 in Windows 10, which will enable the use of reversible connectors similar to the Lightning connection used by Apple's iPhone and…

USB 3.1 puts the pedal to the metal in early speed tests

Early speed tests from Anandtech show that USB 3.1 is significantly quicker than 3.0, pushing almost 700 megabits per second in sustained read/write tests.

Give your laptop a second screen with this 17-inch, USB-powered travel monitor from AOC

This monitor makes it easy to pack up and lug around a fully fledged display with you. Learn more here.

Rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina could come with USB Type-C, multiple colors

A new rumor indicates that the unannounced 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina could ship with the upcoming, thinner version of USB 3.0. Learn more here.

USB Type-C ready to be produced, compatible devices coming ‘by early 2015’

The next generation of USB connectors and cables are going to hit the market soon, and they should bring about slimmer laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Learn more here.

Use your PC or Mac to cool off with this USB-powered fan and air purifier from Satechi

Is your AC on the fritz? Does your office not have any sort of cooling? In that case, you might want to check out this USB-powered fan and air purifier for Mac and PC.

USB gets a Lightning cable makeover: First glimpse of reversible USB 3 cables

Called USB Type C, the new connectors will feature an entirely new design with a smaller size, and most important, users will no longer need to be concerned with plug orientation -- no more fumbling behind that PC, in other words.
Home Theater

The BassJump 2 USB-powered subwoofer adds “oomph” to your MacBook’s thin onboard audio

Twelve South's BassJump 2 subwoofer is the solution to those in-between situations when you need more "oomph" than your MacBook speakers can bring, but can't or don't want to use full-on stereo system.

The Leef Bridge is a USB drive with both standard and Micro USB connectors

As you undoubtedly know already, virtually every USB drive comes with a single head that's fit for PCs and Macs. The Leef Bridge takes a different approach to USB storage. Read on to learn more here.

How to make the most of your PC’s ports

There's no denying the fact that we're moving towards a totally wireless world, which will no doubt take some getting used to. In the meantime, here are some ways to make your wireless-capable gear friendlier to port-based devices.

There’s two right ways to go with the new USB connectors coming next year

By this time next year, the idea of plugging in a USB cable the wrong way will be a thing of the past. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just revealed that new reversible USB 3.1 cables are on the way.